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Slidin' into cool

Toivo Tomlinson-Ryan hits the water slide during the Rodeo Round-up Saturday morning prior to the annual Cheney Rodeo Parade. Tomlinson-Ryan and his brother, Jericho Ryan, both Cheney Middle School...

Cheney council approves six-year transportation plan

The Cheney City Council unanimously adopted the city’s six-year transportation plan at its June 27 meeting, providing a list of projects the city hopes to accomplish between 2018 – 2023. The document also enables the city to apply for grant...

CHS alum Griffon Jones now at Apex

One of Cheney's favorite sons is back in town, and ready to help with you physical therapy needs. Griffon Jones has come on board at Apex as a physical therapist. Jones is a 2008 graduate of Cheney...

Hummel's are ML Yard of the Month

Hela and Randy Hummel, 511 S. Grant St. was selected as the Medical Lake Kiwanis and Cheney Garden Club's "Yard of the Month" for July. The Hummels' yard included a variety of plant life including...

Lot improvement is latest update at Schwab

By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter A brand new parking lot is the latest in a long list of upgrades and improvements made at the Cheney Les Schwab Tire Center, but the upgrades are not complete, company officials said. That construction project started...

Cody Rohrbach takes over as Fire District 3 chief

New Spokane County Fire District 3 Fire Chief Cody Rohrbach hasn't just been learning the duties and challenges of his new position - he's also been dealing with generational staff changes and how...

West Plains Police News

CHENEY July 3 A driver’s license was found at the U.S. Post office on the 200 block of Second Street. Judith L. Rose, 50, was arrested on the 100 block of West First Street for third-degree theft/shoplifting. July 5 Kaycee L. Wayne, 28, was...

Airport, county, Spokane city form partnership

A unique partnership involving three governmental entities hopes its combined resources will be able to fuel a new aerospace engine for the West Plains. The designation, known as a Public Development Authority (PDA), is a partnership between the...

West plains rodeo and golf are minutes, miles and worlds apart

To get from Bi-Mart Arena to The Fairways Golf Course is a five-mile drive that takes just about 10 minutes. But in many respects what took place at those respective West Plains sports venues last weekend might as well have been a half a world, or...

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL AAA July 15, 16, Spokane AAA playoffs at Al Jackson. Times and teams TBD. July 22-27, State AAA tournament at Al Jackson and Gonzaga...

West plains Bandits take third place in Spokane Tournament

The West Plains Bandits 18U softball team finished third in the Silver bracket of the 4th of July Tournament at Spokane's Dwight Merkel Sports Complex, June 30 – July 2. The Bandits lost their...

West Plains Little League Majors' All Stars are 2017 district champs

The West Plains Majors All Stars defeated Riverview last Thursday and Friday nights, July 6-7, to win the District 13 championship and secure a trip to the Washington State Little League Tournament...

Medical Lake American Legion season ends in playoffs

The conclusion of the Medical Lake AA American Legion baseball season was relatively quick. Losses on Saturday, July 8 at Al K. Jackson Field in Spokane, 16-1 to University and 13-10 to East Valley...

Cheney Rodeo champs give all fans taste of the action

Top competitors and eventual champions spread their best performances over all three days of the 50th edition of the Cheney Rodeo last week. Friday efforts held true for two more days in bareback and ...

2017 Happy Hoofers fun run win goes to JT Gasper

The Happy Hoofers 2017 5k Fun Run attracted 58 participants and raised $945 for Children’s Miracle Network. Runners came from as far away as Michigan and New York. Kolby Smith, Miss Cheney Rodeo, was the official starter, sounding the horn at 8...

Cannons prep for playoffs following Whitefish tourney win

A year ago the Spokane Cannons used a solid second-place finish at the Whitefish tournament to propel them through their local league season, playoffs and on to the state AAA American Legion tournament. This year they will have the added impetus of...

Big putt rewards Vijarro with 2017 Lilac Invite title

His putter got hot at just the right time and helped Andrew Vijarro earn the victory - and the $10,000 that went with it - in the 54th annual Lilac City Invitational July 9 at The Fairways Golf...

Beo transfers to Eastern

High-scoring Steven Beo, a former two-time All-State guard from Richland, Wash., will transfer to Eastern Washington University from BYU and play for the Eagle men’s basketball program. New EWU head coach Shantay Legans announced July 7 that Beo...

RAISE Act would help with mental illnesses

Caregiving can be an emotionally, physically and financially draining role.  Across Washington state there are more than 335,000 people providing unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. In 2016 alone, those caregivers...

Too many no-win scenarios with North Korea

A recent survey noted people who could find North Korea on a map were more inclined to support diplomatic resolutions to the nuclear weapons crisis surrounding that isolated totalitarian state, while those who didn’t know where it was were likely...

The Apple harvest has been pretty phenomenal

While having to dodge yet another phone-fixated robot stepping off the curb recently, it got me thinking. Just when did the world seem to turn the page from gazing intently into a 4-inch by 2-inch piece of plastic to noticing if two tons of steel...

Many questions about Parkside Commons

Dear City Council members: Regarding the proposed rezone (Parkside Commons) at the corner adjacent to the city pool. How is this good for Cheney’s constituents? How will this serve the neighbors in the area? What positive elements will be brought...

Fireworks in Medical Lake must be banned

The Fourth of a July was very bad for many in Medical Lake. I live on the east end of Campbell Street, which dead ends into a nature preserve area that is full of trees, highly combustible brush and pine needles. Many people discharged fireworks...

Maike presents competent, trusted leadership

As a former council member with Shirley Maike, I am pleased to endorse her for mayor of Medical Lake. Shirley Maike has the proven knowledge, skills and abilities to be mayor through her previous position as chief operating officer at Eastern State...

Bound for Home

Eastern Washington University's Downtown Student Gallery is holding an exhibit, "Bound for Home," until Aug. 18. The exhibit features quilts by members of the Washington State Quilters. One of the...

Medical Lake High School Honor Roll for 2016-17

FRESHMEN Principal’s Honor Roll 4.0-3.5 —Allison R. Butterfield,Trinity A. Caputo, Thomas C. Collins, Kelton L. Earl, Nicole M. Her, Blake A. Evans, Alexandra F. Hamby, Brennan R. Hart, Dejia J. Hatcher, Annastasia R. Hurt-Moran, Pedro Arthur...

Westwood Term 3 Honor Roll

Note: This is a continuation of the Westwood Middle School Honor Roll that was printed in the July 6 issue of the Cheney Free Press. 3.0-3.4 — Madeline N. Abendroth, Gabriel M. Faught, Seth M. Johnson, Mya A. Withrow, Sabrina Christenson, Jose C....

BUDGET MEETING

The Medical Lake School board of directors will meet on Tuesday, July 25 at 3:45 p.m. at Medical Lake District Office to consider adoption of the budget for the 2017-18 school year. Anyone who is interested may appear at this meeting and will be...

StageWest's children's workshop

StageWest Community Theatre in association with Medical Lake School District is putting on a Children’s Theatre Workshop running now thru July 21.  During these two weeks, children will learn different facets of putting on a live stage play,...

What's Happening On The West Plains

Cheney • July 14, Light Fitness Hour (adults 50+), Wren Pierson Community Center, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. • July 14, Exploring Chemistry with Mobius Science, community library, 2 – 3 p.m. • July 15, Free Swim at Cheney Pool, 1 – 5 p.m. •...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago July 12, 2007 The Cheney Planning Commission finally gave development company Defender Developments, LLC the go ahead to proceed with building Terra Vista’s wetlands park by approving a proposed wetland mitigation plan. The Medical...

West Plains Briefs

Benefit to help injured Cheney High School teacher A luncheon and auction to benefit Brad Rasmussen and his family is planned for Saturday, July 22, from noon – 3 p.m. at Spokane County Fire District 3 headquarters, 10 S. Presley Drive, in...

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites you to worship with us this Sunday. Pastor Ward Robak will preside. You may also watch our pastor’s sermons on YouTube at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Cheney. Christian education will resume...

Scenes from the 2017 Cheney Rodeo Parade and Round-up | Pt. 1

Cheney's annual rodeo parade and roundup was truly a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Cheney Rodeo. Hot, sunny weather helped the fun and pageantry, which feature rodeo royalty from around... Full story

Scenes from the 2017 Cheney Rodeo Parade and Round-up | Pt. 3

Cheney's annual rodeo parade and roundup was truly a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Cheney Rodeo. Hot, sunny weather helped the fun and pageantry, which feature rodeo royalty from around... Full story

Scenes from the 2017 Cheney Rodeo Parade and Round-up | Pt. 2

Cheney's annual rodeo parade and roundup was truly a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Cheney Rodeo. Hot, sunny weather helped the fun and pageantry, which feature rodeo royalty from around... Full story

Summer baseball fades in ML

The Medical Lake AA American Legion baseball team saw its season come to an end with losses to University, 16-1 and 13-10 to East Valley in National Division tournament... Full story

The Golden Anniversary Cheney Rodeo

The 50th Annual Cheney Rodeo produced some entertaining action for fans with some one-the-edge performances by... Full story

Paul Anthony Cicero

Paul was born Oct. 20, 1952 in Spokane. He passed away in Cheney on June 25, 2017 while driving back to his home in Clear Lake. He was 64. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Leslie (Shaw)... Full story

Thomas Labish

Thomas Labish, 98, of Cheney, passed away on July 4, 2017 in Spokane. Tom was born in Barnesville, Minn. on Feb. 26, 1919. He came to the Cheney area in 1937 and worked milking cows in Sprague and... Full story

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